La Goulette

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La Goulette
حلق الوادي
La Goletta (Italian)
La Goleta (Spanish)
Location in Tunisia
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Country Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia
Governorate Tunis Governorate
Population (2014)
 • Total 45,711
Time zone CET (UTC1)

La Goulette (Tunisian Arabic: حلق الواديAbout this sound Ḥalq el-Wād, Italian: La Goletta) is the port of Tunis, the capital of Tunisia. The Kasbah fortress was built in 1535 by Charles I of Spain but was captured by the Ottoman Turks in 1574. La Goulette is located at around Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found..

The name derives from the "gullet", a channel where the city is located, not from the ship type schooner, called goélette, goleta or goletta in French, Spanish and Italian.

La Goulette is linked to Tunis by the TGM railway.

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